Storm Cursed

In This Powerful Entry In The 1New York Times Bestselling Series, Mercy Thompson Must Face A Deadly Enemy To Defend All She LovesMy Name Is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, And I Am A Car Mechanic.And A Coyote Shapeshifter.And The Mate Of The Alpha Of The Columbia Basin Werewolf Pack.Even So, None Of That Would Have Gotten Me Into Trouble If, A Few Months Ago, I Hadn T Stood Upon A Bridge And Taken Responsibility For The Safety Of The Citizens Who Lived In Our Territory It Seemed Like The Thing To Do At The Time It Should Have Only Involved Hunting Down Killer Goblins, Zombie Goats, And An Occasional Troll Instead, Our Home Was Viewed As Neutral Ground, A Place Where Humans Would Feel Safe To Come And Treat With The Fae.The Reality Is That Nothing And No One Is Safe As Generals And Politicians Face Off With The Gray Lords Of The Fae, A Storm Is Coming And Her Name Is Death.But We Are Pack, And We Have Given Our Word.We Will Die To Keep It.Storm Cursed

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana, to a children s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a n

[Reading] ➶ Storm Cursed ➽ Patricia Briggs –
  • Kindle Edition
  • 384 pages
  • Storm Cursed
  • Patricia Briggs
  • English
  • 03 August 2019

10 thoughts on “Storm Cursed

  1. says:

    Buddy read with some friends at For Love Of A Book I loved the book but one little thing made me want to kill some peeps And there are miniature zombie goats Well, there are a lot of things in the book but still, miniature zombie goats And Stefan and Zee just the gang I m obsessed with this cover Happy Reading Mercy Fans Mel

  2. says:

    4.5 stars, and this one s on sale now Review first posted on Fantasy Literature Storm Cursed, the eleventh book in Patricia Briggs MERCY THOMPSON urban fantasy series, kicks the series up a notch with some clashes with black magic witches, and no one is safe Mercy, a coyote skinwalker and the shapechanger daughter of the god Coyote, is back in the Tri Cities area of Washington state after her hair raising adventures in Europe in Silence Fallen Storm Cursed begins with a seemingly tangential event Mercy has tagged two of her husband Adam s werewolf pack, firefighter Mary Jo and computer nerd Ben, to go on a goblin hunt with her, tracking down a goblin suspected of killing a policeman She calls Larry, the goblin king who we met in Silence Fallen, to help What this event discloses about Mercy s evolving relationship with Mary Jo, and about a secret power held by goblins that is apparently unique among the fae, may have important repercussions in the future.Indirectly this goblin hunt leads to a police request to help with a bunch of pygmy goats that someone has turned into zombies using witchcraft interestingly, the pygmy goats are still adorable even though they re dead and zombie fied When Mercy calls the witch family of Elizaveta Arkadyevna to help with the zombie goat problem, a strange woman with a soft Southern voice answers the phone and tells Mercy that Elizaveta s family is all tied up right now Not ominous at all And then the family that owned the pygmy goats tell Mercy about a woman with a Southern accent who tried to buy the goats and to get their young son to come to her car.As Mercy and Adam investigate what has happened at Elizaveta s house, and where the zombies are coming from, they find threats from both without and within their territory Meanwhile, the Gray Lords of the fae are reengaging with humans, offering to meet with the U.S government to negotiate a peace treaty, but the witch problem is threatening this process as well.Black magic makes for a compelling but harrowing plot in Storm Cursed Black magic witches are the most powerful of all witches in this world far powerful than white or gray witches Their willingness to torture and kill both animals and people gives them a far greater boost to their magical powers than white and gray witches can access That willingness to commit appallingly evil acts for the sake of power is front and center in Storm Cursed, and Briggs doesn t pull her punches Sensitive readers are advised to tread carefully Offsetting this darkness is the moral bedrock and decency of the key characters It s not just in Mercy and Adam, but also in Zee, a powerful fae who is Mercy s longtime friend, Zee s son Tad, and several others We finally learn about the mysterious past of Sherwood Post, a werewolf with a missing leg supposedly an impossibility, since werewolves regenerate Wulfe, an extremely powerful but unbalanced vampire, gets a chance to shine in Storm Cursed, and there are new revelations about his character as well.Briggs pulls in plot threads and character arcs from prior books and takes them in unexpected but logical directions with each new novel in the MERCY THOMPSON and the related ALPHA AND OMEGA series, which are so closely interwoven that it s definitely best to read all of the books in both series in order In Storm Cursed, Briggs once again surprised me with her willingness to shake things up No character is safe well, perhaps other than Mercy and Adam , no matter how long they ve been a part of the series Storm Cursed was fascinating reading, even though it had several disturbing scenes It kept me glued to my chair Sixteen books into the world of Mercy Thompson counting both series , Briggs is still writing excellent urban fantasy and finding ways to keep it fresh.Initial comments SO GOOD I THINK IM GOING TO READ IT AGAIN Black magic witches make for a great plot Mix in some wonderful secondary characters like Sherwood Post and Zee and a little Wulfe.Also adorable zombie pygmy goats I can t even.I really enjoyed this book, even though it has some harrowing moments It made me want to go back and reread the whole Mercy Thompson series how did we first meet Larry the goblin king and Sherwood Post the mysterious werewolf again Thanks to the publisher, Ace, for the free review copies.Content warnings some descriptions of torture and animal cruelty Sensitive readers tread carefully Also a few scattered F bombs.Update And now a week later NetGalley finally informs me that I ve been approved So now I have two copies Initial post Guess what appeared on my doorstep today There s nothing quite like asking for a book on NetGalley, getting no response, slowly losing hope, then having a hard copy get shipped to you

  3. says:

    The Mercy Thompson series is my guilty pleasureSince book 1 my son and I have been reading this series We love werewolves, vampires, wolves, and direwolves missing Games of Thrones I typically read serious books, and love digging into a fantasy novel on occasion Mercy Thompson is such a driving force in her series A tough woman One that you don t want to mess with She is also married to the alpha male of her pack SO MUCH FUNI usually rate these books with 5 stars, but dropped it to 4 based on the undead I am not a fan of zombies Don t like them at all, but I still enjoyed this book Looking forward to reading 2 of Briggs other seriesreally good4 out of 5 stars

  4. says:

    Witches Zombies Mercy Should have been a slam dunk But it wasn t For the vast majority of this book, I just kept reading out of love for all the other books It wasn t awful, but the story just seemed to meander around without getting to the meaty stuff very quickly, and I found myself shockingly bored while reading about Mercy for the first time in ever.I m seeing nothing but 5 star reviews out there, but this was, unfortunately, my least favorite installment.Ok The swearing thing.And I don t know why Adam s old fashioned values about not cursing in front of Mercy, and getting upset when anyone else cursed in front of Mercy, bothered me this time around, but it really did There was than one mention of it, and it absolutely wore my nerves I get it he s from an era where that was a thing Yeah, still annoying.I mean, if he didn t curse at all, then that would be a tad different But changing the way you speak because she s a woman isweird It s plain weird, dude Stop it.Anyway.The gist is that the leaders of the humans and fae are going to meet and discuss how to go forward, and Adam s security team plus the pack are supposed to keep everyone alive Of course, some nefarious group person being wants to blow it all to hell.Potentially, it s a group of witches who are creating zombies by using black magic and feeding off of other witches in not nice ways Once again, my favorite parts of the book revolved around the vampires, and I m really hoping that what happened in this storyline leads to including them even in the future.Ok, and even though I wasn t blown away, a bad book about Mercy Co is still a pretty decent book So, yes, you can bet your ass I ll be reading the next one as soon as it comes out.

  5. says:

    A lot of what I know about the witches comes from Wikipedia it told me that coven had thirteen witches I get the best spells from Wiki, Wulfe said Have you read what it says about werewolves I keep editing the article, but someone and I think it s Bran Cornick keeps changing it back This made me laugh so hard, because I can totally imagine Wulfe and Bran sitting behind their computers and editing the Wiki article on werewolves back and forth for it to fit each of their agendas.I finally got some time and managed to read Storm Cursed, yay for me I missed Mercy After going on a vacation to Europe in the last book, Mercy is back home with Adam and the pack and things are or less back to normal Until reanimated animals start appearing and witches start dying No offense to Sabrina and the Halliwell sisters, but witches are creepy as hell Their portrayal in this series is super spooky and disturbing I m okay with werewolves fighting to death, vampires enslaving humans and the Fae killing humans and each other But witches torturing puppies and kittens Na ah Nope.Whenever I re read this series or whenever a new book comes out, I get reminded of how well written this story is and how well developed the characters are There were a lot of plot twists I didn t see coming and a lot of new hints I expect will play bigger roles in the upcoming books However, when it comes to characters, even though I absolutely love Mercy, Adam, Warren, Honey, Stefan and everyone else Who really stole the show for me this time was Wulfe I know that he is creepy and convoluted, but you can t say he isn t hilarious Whose side of the battle were you on I asked I don t remember, he lied Why do you have both hands Because two is better than one, he said. Twisted Yes Scary Yes Will probably turn into a villain eventually Yes Would I still like to hang out with him Hell yeah.By the way, I m really glad that view spoiler Adam killed Elizaveta I would hate, hate, hate it if young Elizaveta became a new villain who tried to seduce Adam Like hell no One of my many favorite things about this series is how solid Mercy s and Adam s relationship is, so I m really glad Briggs killed Elizaveta right away hide spoiler

  6. says:

    Read this when you won t be interrupted because it is not put downable I do need to give a warning though there is animal torture in this book It was darker than most of the series, and I felt a little sickened by the torture stuff.Who the fuck could torture a kitten I can t little kitty I can t I need to pet it and love it forever..And, I m a dog person To me, this felt like the darkest book in the series so far I didn t mind the vampire stuff that was brutal like I did this black magic thing I feel the need to get blessed by a priest after reading it.Yeah, maybe not Better not to take chances..Okay, so the story is about witches who are making zombies and causing trouble We aren t sure what their long game is, but the story is woven together masterfully A lot of questions are answered about past events as well as the current ones, and there will be trouble ahead We don t have Bran in this one, which might be a good thing considering what was recently revealed about him and the controversy surrounding it But, we do get most of the other characters that we have all grown to know And, best of all Wulfe He is very involved, which is awesome because he s such a mysterious character You are never sure what he will do Sometimes he seems good, and most of the time evil, but he s never boring.Yeah, like that.The best part of this book the miniature goat zombies I love how everyone keeps talking about how cute they were It s like, yeah zombies are bad and want to eat your face, but did you see how cute they were It could have been worse, I told the deputy who opened one side of the dumpster lid for me so I could drop my little zombie in with the rest of the adorable blood hungry fiends Awww, let s just surrender to him He s so cute The book needed that cuteness I think that instead of freaking out a priest, I ll just look at baby goat pictures as my brain cleanser.

  7. says:

    Thanks to Ace DAW for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review First, let me get this out of the way OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGWOW Okay Phew, that s all said and done.Patty, you ve outdone yourself What a rollercoaster Bringing back the vampires, throwing in a bunch of dark witches, tying a bunch of storylines together and revealing that you ve got a much devious master plan kind of mind than we ve realized before game officially upped This one starts with all of the craziness that happened in Europe still fresh on everyone s mind Lots of little things start to happen that seem to indicate something bigger is going on, and someone is playing with Mercy and the pack because of their declaration over the Tri Cities area Meanwhile, you ve got the Fae and the government trying to work out a deal peace between everybody, and of course, Mercy and the gang are all wrapped up in that too Nothing like having a bunch on your plate, right At least the stakes are super low, right Oh wait, no, just the fates of humanity and Fae and everything in between on the line Lots of pressure, check.I can t really say much without spoiling a ton, but let s just say it had everything I ve been wanting from an urban fantasy book lately humor, witches, werewolves, fae, plot twists and also included things I had no idea I needed like zombie Nigerian dwarf goats Yep, turns out those are a necessity Highly recommended and as always, I definitely suggest reading the entirety of the Mercyverse beforehand both Mercy s books and the Alpha Omega series.

  8. says:

    You can find this review and at Novel Notions I received a copy of this book from the publisher Ace in exchange for an honest review While I m incredibly thankful, all opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.Actual rating 4.5 stars, rounded up.I was ecstatic to receive a copy of this book First of all, Briggs s Mercy Thompson series served as my gateway into truly appreciating urban fantasy I had previous exposure to the genre, having binge read many of the Anita Blake novels until it devolved into nothing but orgy after orgy , a handful of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, and the first five of Moning s Fever series While I enjoyed these books in the moment, I always viewed them as junk food, something to be consumed and forgotten, leaving nothing behind but a vague literary equivalent of a stomach ache from overindulgence Mercy was the first heroine in the UF genre who had true staying power for me As soon as I met her in Moon Called, I was enad Here was a woman who felt like she could step right out of her story and become my friend, someone I would invite over when I was cooking something particularly spicy for dinner, who I could watch movies with or invite to a concert knowing that we would feed on each other s enthusiasm She felt and still feels incredibly real for me, despite that fact that she can shape shift into a coyote She s been through some rough times, but she always bounces back She was also the first UF heroine I ve come across who shares my faith in spite of the craziness that plagues her life Mercy is vibrant and kind and stubborn and fierce and I love her for it The only other heroine who has this lifelike quality for me is J.D Robb s Eve Dallas, who I will also love forever.I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, which felt like of a return to the world I had come to love after the slight departure in both setting and storytelling style Briggs presented in Silence Fallen, the installment that preceded Storm Cursed This book is once again told entirely from Mercy s first person perspective, which is in my opinion the perspective through which Briggs s writing shines the brightest Some bad black magic is plaguing the Tri Cities area It first expresses itself in the form of a herd of miniature zombie goats They re just as adorably disturbing as they sound Mercy is trying desperately to stay ahead of the zombie situation and find the culprit while Adam and most of the werewolves are preparing for a summit between the US government and the fae Aiding Mercy is Sherwood, the mysterious werewolf amputee who was sent to their pack by Bran with little explanation Finding out a bit of his story was an interesting, satisfying addition to the story Storm Cursed was action packed and sassy and heart breaking, and was impossible to put down My one and only issue was really of an issue on my part than with the book itself This is the 11th installment in this series At this point, I simply don t have time to reread ten books to refresh my memory, and the one thing I would add to this book if I could would be a quick recap of pertinent information from preceding books before beginning this story However, Briggs did a good job of giving readers enough to keep them from getting lost without ever breaking the tension of the story by stepping outside of the narrative to explain or remind.I thoroughly enjoyed my visit with Mercy She s a character who I could happily read dozens of novels about, and who I am always thrilled to revisit This book had everything I m looking for in an urban fantasy tale, and I was sad to reach the last page And can I just mention this gorgeous cover Talk about fierce I can t wait to see where her crazy life takes Mercy next

  9. says:

    This is one of those instalments that manages to showcase the best and the worst of a series The problem is the good bits only just managed to outweigh the bad, making it a rather worrying moment Anyone who reads this type of fantasy knows that there comes point when it becomes necessary to let it go, and there were times in this that felt close SPOILERS BELOW The book is done with the lightest touch, lots of marginally linked scenes, hardly any real development, and weird plot or character choices It felt all over the place, the loss of cohesion resulting in a loss of heart For example, it had some fun action scenes heightened with the usual humour miniature zombie goats, anyone Then to balance that there s scenes of child and animal torture Where the hell did that come from I just did a whole series reread so I know I didn t misremember any kind of process that led to children being chopped up and left in oil drums or animals being tormented for their pain Then there s the removal of most of the main characters, Adam is off somewhere for most of it, unless he s popping back in to nudge major bloody eye roll , a plot which promises things then forgets them a few chapters later, and new characters who had whole plots driven by them in past books who now hang around in the background with their handy new abilities Also so much repetition so many phone calls a character death used for no reason another character given a whole new backstory out of nowhere to make them evil repetition that bloody pirate game Mercy training with a cutlass because of that stupid pirate game even repetitionEven with all these negatives, the book was fine, but that s all it was This series better pull itself together or it s going to go the way so much UF does when it s drawn out too long.ARC via Netgalley

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